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39 Vanderbilt Law graduates secure judicial clerkships

Jul. 18, 2011—Recent graduates will clerk in 14 states, D.C., and the Virgin Islands

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Danny Van Horn ’97 sworn in as president of the Tennessee Bar Association

Jul. 15, 2011—Van Horn, the youngest TBA president to date, was sworn in by Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark '79.

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William H. Roach Jr. 72 named chairman of American Heart Association

Jul. 6, 2011—Roach is a retired partner of McDermott Will & Emery

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David Gerregano ’95 named Deputy Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Revenue

Jul. 6, 2011—Gerregano is responsible for legal services, tax policy and administrative hearings.

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Daniel Sharfstein awarded Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellowship by Fletcher Foundation

Jul. 6, 2011—Sharfstein will chronicle Southern lawyers who argued against integration in the courts in the decade following the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

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Carol Swain’s new book, “Be the People,” released by Thomas Nelson Inc.

Jun. 30, 2011—Law and political science professor Carol Swain combines research, opinions and scripture in a conservative analysis of current controversial issues.

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Ganesh Sitaraman joins Vanderbilt’s law faculty as an assistant professor

Jun. 28, 2011—Professor Sitaraman was previously the Public Law Fellow and a lecturer at Harvard Law School.

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Rebecca Haw joins Vanderbilt s law faculty as assistant professor after Climenko Fellowship

Jun. 24, 2011—Haw studies antitrust law and will teach Antitrust Law and a seminar on the use of experts in legal decision-making at Vanderbilt.

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Yesha Yadav joins Vanderbilt s law faculty as assistant professor of law

Jun. 24, 2011—Professor Yadav enters legal academy after serving in the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank.

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Richard Nagareda’s analysis of class commonality influences Wal-Mart v. Dukes decision

Jun. 22, 2011—Nagareda's 2009 article, "Class Certification in the Age of Aggregate Proof," cited extensively in majority opinion and dissent.

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Article coauthored by J.B. Ruhl selected among top five environmental articles of 2010

Jun. 19, 2011—Environmental experts address strategies for creating networks to deal with complex environmental issues

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Vijay Padmanabhan joins Vanderbilt’s law faculty as assistant professor

Jun. 16, 2011—Professor Padmanabhan will be affiliated with Vanderbilts International Legal Studies and Criminal Justice programs.

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James F. Blumstein files amicus brief in Florida v. USDHHS

May. 31, 2011—Blumstein concludes that expanded Medicaid mandate in the Affordable Care Act is "unenforceable"

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Darby Dickerson ’88 accepts deanship of Texas Tech University School of Law

May. 27, 2011—Dickerson was formerly dean of Stetson University College of Law

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19 members of the Class of 2011 honored for scholastic and civic achievements

May. 16, 2011—David Barnes wins 2011 Founders Medal; other award winners announced.

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Ellen Wright Clayton to chair new IOM Standing Committee on Family Planning

May. 10, 2011—Clayton will head new committee convened by the Institute of Medicine for the DHHS Office of Family Planning.

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Sean Seymore to be MIT’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Associate Professor in Spring 2012

May. 9, 2011—Professor Seymore will visit the Program in Science, Technology and Society.

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First Amendment scholar David Hudson ’94 hosts DVD series

May. 3, 2011—Professor Hudson hosts education series focusing on landmark Supreme Court First Amendment cases

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Kevin Sharp ’93 confirmed to seat on U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

May. 3, 2011—Sharp to fill vacant seat on U.S.District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

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Environmental and property law expert J.B. Ruhl to join Vanderbilt’s law faculty

May. 2, 2011—Professor Ruhl's current research explores environmental law relating to climate change.

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46 students to date accept international positions for summer or fall

Apr. 26, 2011—Students will work with 41 different organizations in 18 countries and the U.S.

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Michael Johnson ’11 wins 2011 Ladas Memorial Award for intellectual property law scholarship

Apr. 21, 2011—Johnson's paper will be published in "The Trademark Reporter," the law journal of the International Trademark Association.

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Keith Loveless ’83 (AS’79) named Corporate Counsel of the Year

Apr. 19, 2011—Loveless profiled in the National Law Journal and honored by Puget Sound Business Journal.

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Habeas reform opinion piece by Nancy King and colleague Joseph Hoffmann

Apr. 17, 2011—King and Hoffmann outline recommendations for habeas reform in new book, "Habeas for the Twenty-First Century: Uses, Abuses and the Future of the Great Writ"

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Law Review note on Alford pleas by Anne Gooch, Class of 2011, cited in 4th Circuit Court opinion

Apr. 15, 2011—Gooch is Senior Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

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